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Fourth resolution, fixing election, term, qualifications, &c. of the
second branch of the Legislature-Motions to amend the clause
relating to their term of office by making it six or five years—Dis-
TUESDAY, June 26th
Fourth resolution relative to the term of the second branch of the
Legislature, resumed-Motion to amend so as to make their term
nine years, one third to go out every third year-Disagreed to— To
make their term six years, one third to go out every second year
-Agreed 10--Motion to amend by striking out their compensation
-Disagreed to-Motion to amend so as to provide that their com-
pensation be paid by the States—Disagreed to- - Motion to provide
that their compensation be paid out of the National Treasury-
Disagreed 10—Motion to amend by striking out the ineligibility of
the member to State offices-Agreed to-Motion to confine their
ineligibility to National offices during one year after their term of
service is expired.
WEDNESDAY, June 27th
Fifth resolution authorizing each branch to originate acts-
Sixth resolution defining the powers of the Legislature-Post-
Seventh resolution fixing the right of suffrage in the first branch
of the Legislature, considered.
THURSDAY, June 28th
Seventh resolution, fixing the right of suffrage in the first branch,
resumed-Motion to amend so as to provide that the right of suf-
frage in the first branch should be the same as in the Articles of
the Confederation, (an equality, each State having one vote there-
branch of the Legislature as in the first-Motion to amend so as
the Treasury-Not moved.
MONDAY, July 2d
Amendment proposed to the eighth resolution, so as to give each
State an equal suffrage in the second branch, resumed — Disa-
Motion to refer the clauses of the seventh and eighth resolutions,
relating to the suffrages of both branches of the Legislature, to a
THURSDAY, July 5th
Report of Committee to amend the seventh resolution so as to pro-
vide that the proportion of suffrage of each State in the first branch,
shall be one member for every forty thousand inhabitants of the
description mentioned in that resolution, that each State shall have
one member in the first branch; that all bills for raising or appro-
priating money shall originate in the first branch, and not be alter-
ed in the second; and that no payments shall be made from the
Treasury except on appropriations by law.
Report to amend the eighth resolution so as to provide that each
State shall have an equal suffrage in the second branch.
Friday, July 6th
Clause of the report on the seventh resolution, providing that the
proportion of suffrage of each State in the first branch, should be
one member for every forty thousand inhabitants, resumed—Refer-
red to a Committee-Clause of the report on the seventh resolution
providing that all money bills shall originate in the first branch,
members of the first branch may be altered from time to time and
bers of inhabitants of each State-Agreed to.
WEDNESDAY, July 11th
Amendment to the seventh resolution, requiring the future repre-
sentation to be arranged by the Legislature according to a periodi.
cal census, resumed— Motion to amend it by requiring the Legis-
Jature to arrange the representation according to a census of the
free inhabitants, taken at least every fifteen years—Agreed to
Motion farther to amend by requiring the census to include three
fifths of the negroes—Disagreed to.
THURSDAY, July 12th
Seventh resolution, relative to the proportion of suffrage in the first
branch, resumed-Motion to provide that representation and direct
taxation shall be in the same proportion-Agreed to-Motion to
provide that for the future arrangement of representation, a census
shall be taken within six years, and within every ten years after-
wards, and that it shall be made according to the whole number
of inhabitants, rating the blacks at three fifths of their number-
second branch, resumed-Motion to provide that the second branch
in certain proportions-Disagreed to.
- Motion to amend by giving a specification of the powers not
comprised in general terms—Disagreed to.
amend so as to provide that the Executive be chosen by the people
- Disagreed to—That he be chosen by Electors appointed by the
ecutive term-Disagreed to.